6.21.2011

Whadda Want From Meh {Skinny Taco Dip}

HEY! Guess what folks? Today I'm guest blogging on my good friend Lauren's blog @ Tickled! I got to somewhat relive our wedding day for her semi-new wedding series {awesome}, so go take a look to see what I talked about..do ittt. Then, leave us a nice comment..maybe letting me know you're proud of me for setting up collages for the pics {it only took me 3497324 hours}. Thank you Lauren for allowing me to be featured on your blog, for the 2nd time. :)

Tuesdays always make me want to blog about my favorite recipes or anything tasty I've come across lately. I really need to come up with a link up or something for this, but there are so many out there already. Besides, that would require mass creative ability, which often I lack after a late soccer game where my thighs feel they may fall off my legs. Therefore, you get this...pure randomness.


Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Smoothie

I know most of you turn away from drinks that are green in color and rumored to have spinach or broccoli in them, but I pinky promise you this one is GOOD. It's not organic, but it has 3 3/4 servings of fruits and veggies. What's in the bottle you ask? 1 1/2 apples, 1/4 pineapple, 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, 1/2 kiwi fruit...plus spirulina, green tea, spinach, broccoli, wheat grass, iron, garlic, vitamins a, b6, b12, and c. The taste is sweet and tarty. You can taste the apples and kiwi's the most, just like what they have pictured on the front of the bottle. The sugar is a bit on the higher side, but it's all natural sugar and there's so much potassium in this drink. If you struggle with green monster smoothies that you may at home, this would be a good beginner green smoothie.

Some of you asked yesterday for the recipe for the skinny girl Taco Dip I made over the weekend...so I'm here to share. I should've talked about this website before but it slipped el mindo. What I'm referring to is Gina's Skinny Recipes. She is an expert at twerking recipes to make them healthier. The taco dip I made over the weekend is pretty much your typical taco dip but using all reduced fat ingredients. Here it is.


Skinny Taco Dip
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives, optional
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

You can add green peppers too if you want to add some more veggies.

Some of you may be thinking that the man in your life won't eat this because everything is fat free or reduced fat, which may be true. Billy prejudges everything like that and says he won't eat it, but the man ate this up and even came back to eat it again later in the day.

Looking for an easy 4th of July dessert to bring to a party?

Gina has the perfect one on her website {that I just PIN'd on Pinterest!!} and I plan on making this ASAP...


How pretty and yummy does that look?!

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle:
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 14 • Serving Size: 1 cup  • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 169.1 • Fat: 0.4 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Carb: 38 g • Fiber: 3.0 g • Sugar: 16.5 g Sodium: 102.8 mg  


Ingredients:
  • 10 oz angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes*
  • 2 pints strawberries, sliced
  • 2 pints blueberries
For the cream filling:
  • 6 tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk (I used Borden Eagle)
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 package sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 12 oz fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed


Directions:

Whisk the condensed milk and water in a bowl. Whisk in the pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in the whipped topping.


Arrange half of the cake in the bottom of a 14-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Spread half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread (I piped it using a plastic bag and cut the corner off). Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then add more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture. Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a pretty pattern. Cover and refrigerate at least one 1 hour.


*I only used 10 oz of a 16 oz cake.




To those of you reading closely, I mentioned I Pin'd that trifle recipe on Pinterest.
Yes......I have officially caved into the Pinterest world....

so find me & add me
so you can show me the ropes! :)

Although, I think I may have found my place on it after spending hours on it yesterday
...can we say addicting?!


Have a great Tuesday ladies!


19 comments :

  1. I saw this strawberry truffle on there yesterday! I think i literally started drooling when it popped up!

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  2. Weird, small blog world. I just ran across Gina's website yesterday because I googled "skinny girl margarita". I was looking at her website and thought why I didn't have a site like that because (not to toot my own horn) but I'm pretty good at sliming recipes down. However at the end I decided I couldn't do it. I love butter and cake too much! When I get more readers, we should do a guest blog switcheroo! Sure we blog about different things, but we could hang.:)

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  3. This has nothing to do with your post, lol only to let you know that A. I'm hungry that you posted all this food and it's only seven AM here in AZ, and 2, I fixed your button on my page so now it works when I click it! YAY!

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  4. I love those bolthouse smoothies. I think they are all truly delicious!

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  5. Ahh! Thanks for the taco dip recipe!! I've been looking for one for a while now!

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I have to check out Gina's blog! :)

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  7. That taco dip looks delish! I love taco dip so I'm totally stealing this. Anyway to trim calories is fine by me! :) I'm checking out her site right now. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Taco Dip is like crack to me. I have to make myself leave the area or I will eat the whole thing...minus the olives. :) I saw that trifle today and saved it in case I'm on dessert duty for July 4th!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing the taco dip recipe. I will be making that very soon..and how delicious does the trifle dish look?! Oh my gosh..yumm. Thanks again girl..Now off to check you out at your friends blog. What a superstar you are :)

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  10. Hey there! Stumbled across your blog while googling Tone it Up Girl exercises. Haha! Your blog is so cute! We seem to be obsessed with a lot of the same things...running, exercise, home decorating, PINTEREST (my new love) etc. Anyway, just thought I would say hello and thanks for the 4th of JUly recipe link!! I have been wanting to use my triffle bowl more often. Done and done :-)

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  11. That trifle looks so so good! Wow! And so does that taco dip...YUM! Stomach is officially growling!

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  12. OMG LOVE your wedding pics! The color scheme is SO pretty!!

    I forgot to tell you...the pic that you used to have at the very bottom of your old blog design (the big one of you and your husband on the day of your wedding) is what inspired me to retake our wedding photos. Y'all's are SO good and it really made me realize we were missing those really good bride/groom photo ops. Soooo...thanks! :)

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  13. Aww, that's the taco dip that I have been making for like 15 years. It's very yummy.

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  14. fruit juice, taco dip and trifle? i just ate dinner but i'm hungry again! yum yum!

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  15. so i {love} me some taco dip! -- actually anything mexican is tasty! i will have to try these recipes out, they look so good!

    but i am a new follower! i love your blog because it is super cute & fun :]

    www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

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  16. i love gina's recipes. they're ALWAYS delicious. I've never made one i didn't like, i saw the trifle and bought the stuff today! can't wait to make it!

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  17. Amazing yumminess!! Your blog is amazing.

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  18. Ok...we just tried that Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness Smoothie a couple days ago and it was so not good. Hahaha! I wanted to like it so bad but I just didn't! But I do like some of their other flavors!
    And that dip?? YUM! I will totally be making that! I could live off of chips and dip for the rest of my life and die so happy!!

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